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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of May 4, 2014

Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market trend information.

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According to Infonetics Research's latest Mobile Device Security Client Software report, the mobile device security software market grew by 40 percent to exceed $1 billion in 2013, and is expected to reach $3.4 billion by 2018. Read Original Content

A new report by F-Secure shows that over 99 percent of new mobile threats detected by the security firm in the first quarter of 2014 were on Android. Read Original Content

The mobile security marketplace is all lined up to reach record breaking new heights this year, according to a report that has been released by Visiongain. Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper -

According to a report from SNS Research, as our dependence on mobile devices grows, so does our need for anti-malware and antivirus client software on those devices. Read Original Content

Users spend most of their digital lives on smartphones and tablet mobile platforms, thus making it an increasingly attractive target for cybercriminals. According to IDC, mobile devices are overtaking PCs as the preferred access point to the Internet and over the next four years, the number of people using their computer to go online will decline further to 15 million, while the number of mobile phone users will increase by 91 million. Read Original Content
As consumers continue to shift away from PCs to mobile, the market for mobile security is expected to break records in 2014, according to a new report by Visiongain, a London-based research firm. Read Original Content

In the fourth quarter of 2013 global revenues from mobile device security software grew by 10 percent on a sequential basis, reaching $385 million. For the whole of 2013 the market expanded by 40 percent, which took revenues beyond the $1 billion mark. Read Original Content

IBM is developing a cloud service for the security of data transmissions over mobile networks. This allows developers to develop applications in which data is always protected. Read Original Content

Driven by the thriving ecosystem, SNS Research estimates mobile device and network security investments will account for nearly $11 billion in 2014 alone. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 20 percent over the next six years. Read Original Content

BlackBerry Ltd plans to release security updates for messaging software for Android and iOS devices by Friday to address vulnerabilities in programs related to the "Heartbleed" security threat. Read Original Content

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